The name of Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois has circulated briskly in trade rumors in recent weeks and many teams have expressed interest in acquiring his services, including the Montreal Canadiens.
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At least that’s what Sportsnet’s hockey expert Elliotte Friedman said on Tuesday. The latter clarified that the formations wishing to obtain the Quebec player “did not go through four ways” to reveal their intentions. The clubs in question do not want to miss their chance, according to the journalist.
Besides the Habs, Friedman referred to the Winnipeg Jets as “definitely” interested organizations.
In an interview with the TV show “Jic” of TVA Sports, Monday, the general manager of the Canadian, Marc Bergevin, did not want to get wet on this subject.
“When a good player is available, it’s your job to call the organization and see what’s going on with him. I can’t go into details, but I bet 30 teams called Jarmo [Kekalainen, le DG des Blue Jackets]”, did he declare.
Dubois signed a two-year, $ 10 million contract on December 31. However, speculation about him continued, with Sportsnet saying the forward player would like to play in a bigger market.
The 22-year-old had 49 points in 70 games during the last campaign. The Jackets start their regular season by visiting the Nashville Predators on Thursday.